Hank's got a lot on his plate in tonight's first-season finale. He worries about the future of HankMed as he considers replacing Divya after she ties the knot. Hank also butts heads with his brother over Evan's financial practices. In the midst of these concerns, he still has a client to treat: a woman suffering hallucinations. Add a dash of romantic woes as Charlie moves in with Jill, and it's a recipe for disaster.
Read on for previews of Battle of the High School Musicals: Guys 'N' Divas, Project Runway, Bully Beatdown and Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary.
Greg Grunberg, Jenna Fischer, George Eads
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Have any scoop on Heroes? — Tyler
ADAM: Matt Parkman will try his best to just be a detective/family man, but he's got a little devil sitting on his shoulder trying to convince him to be more, thanks to his part in the Sylar-Nathan mind meld. "The evil part of Sylar got stuck in my subconscious, and he is slowly gaining control over me," Greg Grunberg tells me. "I have a feeling that he's going to make Matt do things that he would never, ever do in a million years." You mean like putting the show's fate in the hands of a bunch of carnies?
Are Jim and Pam actually going to get married on The Office? — Jill O.
MICKEY: I'm hearing they'll tie the knot in episode 4. Why the rush? Because Pam ...
Hank has his hands full tonight with Tucker's not-so-cooperative dad (played by Andrew McCarthy), who attempts to kick his drug-and-alcohol problem by undergoing a rapid detox program. Hank thinks it's too extreme, but, unfortunately, Marshall Bryant isn't used to hearing the word "no." Elsewhere, Evan's attempts to drum up business at a nightclub don't go quite as planned, forcing him to work with Divya to settle a misunderstanding with an employee.
Read on for previews of Into the Pride, Amanpour Reports: Generation Islam, Real Housewives of Atlanta and Bones.
Mark Feuerstein, Jeffrey Donovan
USA's summer hits Burn Notice and Royal Pains have both been picked up for additional seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Q&A: Mark Feuerstein evaluates Royal Pains' Dr. Hank
The pickups follow on the heels of ...
8:30/7:30 CT ABC
The final bell tolls for the Christina Applegate sitcom just when wedding bells are ringing for Andrea and her gay basketball star fiancé, Tony Dane. It's a big day for Sam, too, as she has to decide whether she wants to be with billionaire Winston Funk (Billy Zane) or Todd. Meanwhile, Howard and Regina have a decision to make when they begin to realize their paths are starting to diverge.
Read on for previews of So You Think You Can Dance, Royal Pains, Southern Belles: Louisville and Wild Russia.
Big Brother 11
8 pm/ET CBS
The theme for the 11th edition of the summer reality series is high school. No, the 12 houseguests aren't teens, but the dozen participants are divided into one of four cliques (popular, athletes, brainiacs, off-beats) that anyone familiar with high school will instantly recognize. The four groups will compete against one another for food, prizes and safety from eviction. In addition, a 13th mystery player will soon join the fun. Let the games begin!
Read on for previews of So You Think You Can Dance, Royal Pains, Soundstage and LA Ink.
7:30 pm/ET ESPN
As if the NBA's worst record in 2008-09 wasn't bad enough for the Kings, they also got the worst pick in the 2009 draft that they could have possibly gotten. Granted, it's only the fourth overall pick, but that is the way the NBA draft-lottery system is set up. Blake Griffin is widely expected to be taken at No. 1 by the Clippers, who managed to grab the top pick in last month's lottery. After the first pick, it gets more murky with Ricky Rubio from Spain and Hasheem Thabeet from UConn.
Read on for previews of So You Think You Can Dance, She's Got the Look, Royal Pains and Samantha Who?.
Peter Jacobson, Brooklyn Decker
It's a tale of beauty and the geek when swimsuit supermodel Brooklyn Decker and House star Peter Jacobson play mismatched newlyweds on USA Networks' Royal Pains.
In the freshman hit's July 30 episode, Decker (the real-life wife of tennis ace Andy Roddick) plays swimsuit model Rachel, while Jacobson is ...
The Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 from the Orlando Magic, 100-75.
Thursday's ratings recap:
ABC's coverage of Game 1 of the NBA Finals — which was kicked off by a Jimmy Kimmel special — topped every hour and was the night's most watched program, averaging 9.4 million viewers from 8 to 11 pm.
In the 8 o'clock hour, NBC's I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! placed fourth (behind repeats of Bones and CBS comedies) with 5.18 mil. That is, however, an 8 percent gain from the night prior. Speidi wants to take credit for ...
9 pm/ET USA
Michael and Co. are back to kick off the third season of Burn Notice, which has moved to a new 9 pm/ET time slot. After ending last season by jumping out of a helicopter and into the ocean, Michael finally freed himself from the people who burned him. But that also means that he's no longer under their protection, a fact that becomes clearer when the police begin investigating him. Never one to turn down a side job, Michael also helps extradite a criminal to Latin America.
Read on for previews of NBA Finals, Royal Pains, So You Think You Can Dance and The Listener.